Shift in Virginia on same-sex marriage

… A new poll shows Virginians are essentially split on same-sex marriage, less than seven years after they easily passed an amendment to the state constitution that defines marriage as between one man and one woman.

While 46 percent of Virginians oppose allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally here, 45 percent support the idea, according to a new poll sponsored by the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies. [cont.]

Olympia Meola, Richmond Times-Dispatch